Documents

Comparative Laboratory Study of 12 Devices for Agriculture Extension

The prices of electronic goods have decreased rapidly in recent years, making cell phones, video recorders other digital devices affordable for many agricultural extension programmes. But are these products worth the money? Link | Read more...

Strengthening Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services

With the subtitle, Procedures for Assessing, Transforming, and Evaluating Extension Systems, this book (available as a PDF) from the World Bank looks at the steps extension services can take to transform and strengthen their work. Link | Read more...

ICT to Enhance Farm Extension Services in Africa | ICT to Enhance Impact of Agriculture Development

This briefing paper, prepared by USAID, describes various methods of using ICTs to support and improve agricultural extension services. The authors focus on approaches that are financially sustainable and capable of reaching large numbers of farmers. Link | Read more...

Enhancing Communication of Agricultural Research Outputs Using Information and Communication Technologies

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have transformed the ways in which information and knowledge arising from agricultural research can be shared. Yet the formal outputs of research are often not openly available, and they are not digitally... | Read more...

Agricultural extension services and gender equality | International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Decentralized delivery of public services has been promoted as a means to enhance citizen voice and make service provision more responsive to users. Ethiopia has undertaken two rounds of decentralization, making first the regional states and then the... Link | Read more...

Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support Systems for agriculture and rural development in Africa

This technical guide describes the Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (SAKSS) concept developed by the International Food Policy Research Institute in response to the capacity gaps typically found... Link | Read more...

Agricultural extension and training needs of farmers in small island countries

Geographical location of farmers is one of the factors under consideration when strategies for client-oriented agricultural extension approaches are being outlined. A large number of men and women are engaged in farming in thousands of small, medium... | Read more...

How Can Agricultural Extension Best Harness ICTs to Improve Rural Livelihoods in Developing Countries?

Various forces are at work to change agricultural extension from a process of technology transfer (research institution to farmer) to a process of facilitating a wide range of communication, information, and... Link | Read more...

Incorporating Use of a Mixed-media Information Tool into the Work of Actors Involved in the Development of Livestock Production in Tanzania

Access to timely, validated information is problematic for many personnel with direct or support roles in livestock production in rural Tanzania. To address this issue, potential users were trained in the... Link | Read more...

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